Saturday, January 30, 2010

Guest Number 14

Agent 101 is a boy from a mixed herd in the UK, again he is not a dolly mixture but a "proper" breed.

He joined his new herd as an excess boar from a litter.

Agent 101 takes his name from a famous book written by Dodie Smith.

His real name is also the name of a famous English Chef

Good luck

Monday, January 25, 2010

Our First Good Cause

You may have noticed me has added a new category Charitable Works here we will post about things everyone can do to help poor rescue piggies.

Today we are helping Bobtails Rescue.

By using Easy Search when you search the internet (instead of Yahoo or Google etc) money is donated to Bobtails if you shop online you can also use Easy Fundraising to help raise more money, check it out lots of big companies like Amazon will donate a % of your purchase price to the rescue without it costing you a penny.

Me not sure if this works overseas but definetely does in the UK

If you want your good cause mentioning (rescue open days etc) leave a comment in this section or email me details and me will add it.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Private Meeting

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Toothie Problems

Like us guinea pigs, humans can also suffer from problems with their toothies.

Mummy is suffering at the moment, luckily for her the toothie problems have not stopped her eating.

Mummy had to go to the dentist (like a vet but for human teeth) she had to have a filling, she is also waiting for hospital appointment to remove her wisdom tooth that is growing side ways under the gum.

As if that wasnt enough, once she has got all that sorted she needs root canal work and a cap for a tooth that has split.

Poor Mummy

Me is glad my toothies are good!!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

What Type of Guinea Pig is Your Human

Daddy has decided that he would be a short haired brown piggy with 1 white sock and a playful attention seeking attitude.

Mummy would be a white peruvian with a tendency to bite and dominate.

So what would your human be?

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Grrrrrrr

Me hates puters now as well.

The puter forgot who we were again and so we lost all our stuff, luckily we had backed it up.

We had backed up everything apart from Mummies Ipod library so she has to spend hours reloading all the music again. Good job she didnt throw away the CD's.

Windows Vista pah brrrrrrrrrrr not impressed

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Me Is Fed Up

With the Big Freeze

Tuesday night Mummy could see some grass in the garden, Wednesday morning it was all white again. Today it looks like it is melting but weather woman says more ice to come.

Me wants summer to come so me can go and munch the grass again.

How is the weather for all you other agents?

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Cutey Cream

Agent Frothy is a self cream, me thinks she looks like she could be my sister.

Dont let Mummy know she has a thing for us blonde piggies.

The breed standard for a self cream says you should have red eyes, pink ears and pads and be a devon cream colour.

Common problems in getting the cream colour right are that if the top of the hair is the right colour the bottom is often too dark.

If the bottom of the hair is the right colour the top of the hair is too pale.

See its a complicated job being this cute.

Us dolly mixes dont care, so there wheeeek

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Monday, January 11, 2010

Guest Number 13

Piggies dont have silly superstitions like the humans!!

Agent Frothy

Agent Frothy is part of an all girl herd in the UK, she was an unwanted baby from miss sexed parents (how could anyone not want her)

She likes green beans

Her real name is a popular non alcoholic hot drink

Thats your lot, get guessing

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Me Has Broken A Resolution

Last night mummy caught me pulling Ghost's ear.

Me had broken resolution before then but it doesnt count if no one else sees you do in!!!

Wheeeeeeeeeeeeek

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Happy Birthday Agent I

Today is Agent I's birthday.

Like me he has reached the grand old age of 3!!

Way to go Agent I.

We want to hear what presents you get.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Weigh Weekly

To make sure we are in tip top condition us piggies should be weighed weekly.

Unlike the humans we are not weighing to make sure we dont get too fat (indeed not) we are weighing to make sure we dont get too thin!!!

Once you know how much you weigh remember to record it somewhere (record book or spreadsheet) this way you know what you are gaining or losing.

A trend of losing weight over the weeks is something that needs looking at.

Guinealynx give these guide lines about weight loss;

1 Ounce (29g) is ok
2 Ounce (58g) go on alert
3 Ounce (87g) red alert
4 Ounce (116g) get to the vet

Guinea pigs come in all different weights from the Dainty and Petite (DAPS) to the Large and Ample (LAPS)

Dont worry what you weigh as long as its normal for you and you maintain it.

Me will explain some causes of weight loss in another post

In the interest of piggy research Agents please report in with you rough age and weight so we can see what the differences are like.

Today me weighs 1118g (3 years old) (approx 2 pounds 6 ounces)

Ghost weighs 1200g (8 months old) (approx 2 pounds 9 ounces)

Ghost demonstrates using the scales, good old digital kitchen scales.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Silky Sheltie

Here in the UK agent Carrot would be known as a Sheltie while in the US he would be know as a Silkie, confusing huh.

Shelties are a long haired variety of guinea pig, his Mummy cuts his hair (me thinks me would make a better hairdresser!!)

Sheltie hair can be any colour but it must be swept back from the face, the mane sweeps back to join the sweep and there must be no parting, the shoulder hair should fall evenly around the sides and the sweep hair (thats butt hair to you and me) should be longer than the sides and fall over the hind quarters.

The face should have short hair, the hair of a Sheltie is not as dense as that of a peruvian.

The Sheltie breed was originally developed by breeding a peruvian with a self black.

Show Shelties have to keep their hair in wrappers to stop it getting chewed and mucky.

Here is Agent Carrot

Agent Carrot please can you report your story for us.

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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Guest Number 12

Agent Carrot is a boy member of a mixed herd in the UK

He joined the herd with his brother when his previous owners marriage broke up

We dont know why he chose the name Agent Carrot, maybe its his favourite food?

His real name is English in orgin and means Noble Ruler and is the same as Agent Dinosaur, no cheating and looking at the archives.

Guess now